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Rutland Water Nature Reserve

4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Oakham
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Attraction Information

Rutland Water Nature Reserve always has something of interest to do, whatever the season, whether the kids want to see some amazing wildlife, or do something active in the great outdoors.

The reserve covers 1,000 acres, with 9 miles (about 14.5km) of shoreline, and a variety of habitats to explore, such as lagoons and extensive muddy banks, so bring your wellies!

A number of activities are available on the lake and there are some good cycle routes to follow. You can even bring the family pooch for a walk, but only on the Lyndon side of the reserve, and they must be kept on the lead.

Little nature lovers will be amazed at the variety of wildlife to enjoy, from the Ospreys, which can be seen in spring and summer, to a large number of waterfowl, such as tufted ducks and greylag geese. There are also numerous butterflies, dragonflies, and other insects, plus loads of mammals, including otters, badgers and water voles.

We recommend that you make the most of your visit by checking online before you go. Find out about the wildlife you are likely to spot, and the events that are being held, from willow weaving to badger watching.

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Opening hours

November - February
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 16:00

March - October
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00


General Admission
Adults: £6.00
Kids: £3.50
Concessions: £5.00
Family: £16.00

Travel & Contact Information


Egleton, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8BT, England

Phone number

01572 770651



Click here to visit Rutland Water Nature Reserve's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Rutland Water Nature Reserve has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

No, Rutland Water Nature Reserve is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Rutland Water Nature Reserve have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Rutland Water Nature Reserve has not told us if they are dog friendly.


Correct location. 4 out of 5 stars

As reviews aren't allowed on Aqua Park Rutland, the page heading gives the location as Derbyshire when it should be Rutland.

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